2,200 per day and so far the tally is pretty close to 74,000 so far. >> hey, so quickly, talking to some of the people that cast their vote, do they realize the tremendous importance that is the state of ohio? >> reporter: they do. and i think that's why they have had such success now with early voting. if you see the people, that's why they realize this time even more critical than last and even a razor -- a sharper razor's edge sort to speak than last time, than 2008. they get it, brooke. >> any indication? i'm sure both camps are spinning it but with momentum in ohio, when's the story? >> oh, you answered your own answer. both sides say, yeah, we have the momentum. but i do think, brooke, this time, i think that last -- you know, democrats had the edge. president obama, 2008, early voting but i think the republicans and mitt romney campaign realized this time they need to get people out early.